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So jelly you guys are meeting and I missed the fun :mad:
Missed? It's not happened yet, there's still time to book late plane tickets direct to the pub ;)
So jelly you guys are meeting and I missed the fun :mad:
So jelly you guys are meeting and I missed the fun :mad:
So jelly you guys are meeting and I missed the fun :mad:
So jelly you guys are meeting and I missed the fun :mad:

 

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Funky Chrome and Firefox extension called Steam Enhanced, shows lots of informations. One problem, it shows how much historically you spent on steam.

Oops
 

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Y'all missed a most delicious Chinese meal with me and @FreedomEclipse last night! Next time I expect more of you to come!
 

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yay, Well MSi have been pretty quick. getting a pair of R6970-2PM2D2GD5 which is nice since the stock cooler is much better than their Twin frozr.
Now i'm just seeing if i should sell up all the cards or just use the new pair and sell the spares..
 

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the stock cooler is much better than their Twin frozr.
Is this true for Twin FrozR II's???

But I Digress... 6970s were hot cards but not as hot as a 480
 

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Is this true for Twin FrozR II's???

But I Digress... 6970s were hot cards but not as hot as a 480
Reference 6970's were one of the sexiest reference cards. Those yummy backplates.
 

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Reference 6970's were one of the sexiest reference cards. Those yummy backplates.
Youre forgetting i used to own a pair of reference 6970s. I liked how they dumped the heat outside of the case. I still have the dead 6970 somewhere, maybe the backplate is worth something? :p
 

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Funky Chrome and Firefox extension called Steam Enhanced, shows lots of informations. One problem, it shows how much historically you spent on steam.

Oops
I honestly feel that theres been some sort of miscalculation....



£350 yet I have over 100 games. Maybe im just extremely frugal with my spending on Steam.
 

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Is this true for Twin FrozR II's???
When Running a pair, they are much better. As Rcoon mentioned, heat goes outside, I'm gonna kick up a little fuss maybe they'll bump me up... otherwise I'll just take it.
 

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When Running a pair, they are much better. As Rcoon mentioned, heat goes outside, I'm gonna kick up a little fuss maybe they'll bump me up... otherwise I'll just take it.
Personally I couldnt stand the noise of my 6970s. At the same time Its not like i was itching to get rid of them. If only the one I tried to mount a 3rd party cooler on survived to carry on gaming then I would have still been using both of them now.

Either one or both of them died or AMDs drivers get the better of me and I end up dipping both of them in batter before treating them to a bath of hot oil.

AMDs drivers were a constant thorn anyway and from the looks of it, they didnt improve with all the runt frames/frame pacing fiasco that still hasnt been 100% sorted.


As for the heat - I have good airflow. Having non-ref cards bothered me a little at first but when I saw how cool the cards ran even after 3hrs of non stop BF3 and I knew it wasnt going to be an issue.
 

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I will have those along with my GTX570 and a 6970(Flashed) to sell up.
What do you reckon i should pickup? I was looking at a GTX770 or GTX780 or even R9 290
 

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Depends really - 290 is good but runs hot and drinks a lot of juice but trades blows with a titan and also works out a lot cheaper. If you dont fancy that then a 780 costs more, is more power efficient, runs cooler and overclocks easily to get titan speeds.

Your call really. For 1080p even a 770 will be fine.
 

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I honestly feel that theres been some sort of miscalculation....



£350 yet I have over 100 games. Maybe im just extremely frugal with my spending on Steam.
A humble bundle or 10 will easily get you many many games for cheap.
 
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I will have those along with my GTX570 and a 6970(Flashed) to sell up.
What do you reckon i should pickup? I was looking at a GTX770 or GTX780 or even R9 290
GTX 770 or 780 depending on your budget. Solid performance and plenty of headroom to play with.
 

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You guys are noobs! :p


I have like 115 games or so...


Mmm, Well I have used Nvidia for many years now. Its just the 290 is barely £320 and the 780 is almost £400 which is sort of a little too much... Anyone actually using the AMD card? I'm so heavily divided here!
 
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I have like 115 games or so...


Mmm, Well I have used Nvidia for many years now. Its just the 290 is barely £320 and the 780 is almost £400 which is sort of a little too much... Anyone actually using the AMD card? I'm so heavily divided here!
When I first got my job 4 years ago, I had a tendency to buy all the publisher packs during christmas sales, the ones that were around £50 each for 20-30 games. Still don't know how I wracked up £1300 on steam though.

Get that Gigabyte 290 card, its non reference, runs cool enough and not so loud. Plus it's cheaper than NVidia's stuff and is just as good.
 

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Get that Gigabyte 290 card, its non reference, runs cool enough and not so loud. Plus it's cheaper than NVidia's stuff and is just as good.
I love those gigabyte coolers, my 570 has been a good card, will run the crossfire for a few weeks wait till i get some proper choice, maybe grab it when scan or ebuyer get it in stock
 

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Cooling GeLID Tranquilo | Stock Air
Memory Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB CL8 1600MHZ | Corsair Vengence 2x4GB CL9 1600MHZ
Video Card(s) Gainward GTX 780 Phantom GLH | PNY GTX 750Ti
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB + 4TB WD Red | 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Display(s) Samsung S27D390H + Asus VE276Q | Headless
Case Fractal Design R5 | CM Elite 110
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1 w/Otone Stilo 5.1 and Creative Fatal1ty headset
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 850 G2| Corsair CX430M
Mouse Razer Imperator 2012
Keyboard Corsair K90
Software Windows 7 SP1 X64 | Ubuntu 16.04LTS